Join us on Race Day - November 28, 2019!

Start your holiday season with Frederick’s biggest Thanksgiving morning family tradition!

We're back with our 17th annual Frederick Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28. Way Station, Inc, an active member of the Frederick community, is hosting its annual 5k run and 1k fun run/walk on Thanksgiving Day. 

Way Station, a program of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, has been an active member of the Frederick community for over 35 years, supporting children, adolescents and adults with serious mental illness with their daily living, housing and employment goals.

Register today!

Race/Registration Information


Start & Finish: William Talley Rec Center, 2nd & Bentz Streets, Frederick, MD 21701

Race Premium will be given to the first 3500 pre-registrants. Packets will not be mailed.

New this year - student runners and alumni of local high schools are invited to participate in our high school team competition! View the FAQs for more info.

Course Map:


August 16th - September 30th (Early Bird)

  • Youth 5k (17 & under) - $20.00 (with premium)
  • Adult 5k (18 & up) - $20.00 (with premium)
  • 1K - $10.00 (no premium)

October 1st - November 24th

  • Youth 5K (17 & Under)  - $20.00 (with premium)
  • Adult 5K (18 & up) - $25.00 (with premium)
  • 1K - $10.00 (no premium)

November 25th through Race Day

  • Youth 5K (17 & Under) - $25.00 (with premium)
  • Adult 5K (18 & Up) - $30.00 (with premium)
  • 1K - $15.00 (no premium)

Additional premiums may be available at packet pick-up and race day for sale while supplies last.

Click here to register!


Thank you to our sponsors!

Common Market


Potomac Tile & Carpet

Uncle Ralph's Cookies